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Director, Engineering - Aseptic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Company: Akorn, Inc
Location: Decatur
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for the overall direction to the engineering function through the development of engineering policies and procedures consistent with organizational requirements and corporate standardsPlanning and Directing all areas of Facilities, Engineering and Maintenance functionsPlanning and executing capital budgets and projectsLeading technical teams in meeting the needs of the plant operations Provide leadership, guidance, training and personnel development from both administrative and technical baseDevelop short-term and long-term departmental and facility planning objectives to align with site objectivesGuide departmental operations and personnel in accordance with company philosophies by way of performance reviews, training, and development programs, setting and tracking goals and objectives and promoting fiscal responsibilityInstitute and apply best engineering practices to ensure effective preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance while maintaining continued operations with minimal down time and uninterrupted plant operationsEnsure all designs, material, equipment and day-to-day-operations comply with cGMP requirements and practices.Lead and support equipment and facility modifications to meet the needs of the operations ensuring the appropriate cGMP guidelines are followedFacilitate the implementation of cost reductions, new product launches and ongoing process equipment maintenance Provide appropriate technical knowledge and training to support the engineering team to write detailed equipment/facility/utility URS and specifications as necessaryProvide troubleshooting guidance for equipment failures as necessaryApprove SOPs, Safe practices, Test reports, Change controls, etc. as required Determine and provide appropriate engineering solutions and the most applicable technology applications to ensure optimal energy use and compliance with regulations on sustainability and energy reductionEnhance the troubleshooting skills within the department for all areas of responsibilityProvide technical support and resources to other departments within the organization Improve systems such as calibration and maintenance, automation, etc. to enhance and improve the execution of the workloadOversee technical, financial, and managerial tasks associated with site assigned capital budgets and capital project execution from conception to design, construction and validation and provide reports and communications as requiredHires, disciplines, and terminates employees; rates employees' performance; develops departmental and plant Standard Operating Procedures and sound managerial practices; evaluates hazards within the facility for safety, health, and environmental risks

Keywords: Akorn, Inc, Decatur , Director, Engineering - Aseptic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Executive , Decatur, Illinois

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